UNCC Idea Boards – Spring 2024 – Innovation Barn

Innovation Barn - Circular Economy Solutions

Either add your idea for a target action, how you might get people to do it, why it’s good (will it reduce emissions, increase community resilience, increase human well-being), what you can contribute, etc., and/or vote up or down and comment on others’ ideas.

  • 7
    Increase zero waste opportunities
    2 months agoopen0
    The football stadium currently has volunteer opportunities for sorting through the trash to meet the zero waste goal. I think we could maybe increase these opportunities to other buildings on campus s... Read more...
  • 6
    Art Class
    2 months agoopen0
    I would love to create an art course that shows cute DIY projects on how to recycle certain objects such as using a glass bottle for a pot for a plant or using a plastic bottle for a bird feeder. I th... Read more...
  • 5
    Green Move-In/Move-Out Programs
    2 months agoopen0
    The implementation of Green Move-In/Move-Out Programs plays a crucial role in advancing broader climate goals and the overarching vision of a sustainable campus. By strategically placing collection st... Read more...
  • 4
    Clothes swap shopping event
    2 months agoopen2
    I think an idea that would be simple and interesting for college students is to have an "shopping" event on campus where you can bring in clean, but used clothes you no longer want and trade them for ... Read more...
  • 2
    Example (Target Action)
    2 months agoopen0
    Explain how this target action would help move towards the bigger climate goals/vision. Briefly describe what a project would look like that would get people to take or do the target action you ide... Read more...
  • 2
    Creating a Recycling guidelines / infographics
    2 months agoopen0
    I think laying out clear recycling regulations around campus would be helpful in order to people to understand what they can and can't recycle, what they have to do before something can be recycled, a... Read more...
  • 2
    Include Circular Environment Options in IEE Newsletter
    2 months agoopen0
    include circular economy options and opportunities in newsletters that get sent out weekly. This could get more engagement from university faculty and students.
  • 2
    Mycelial innovation hub
    2 months agoopen0
    another mushroom idea... i like fungi lol. Launching a mycelial innovation hub at the innovation barn to push economy solutions by integrating mushroom-based materials and technologies. Mushrooms are... Read more...
  • 2
    Local handmedown events
    2 months agoopen1
    Offer on-campus events to help students give away goods to other students that they don't need, rather than throwing them away or leaving them in storage. This would reduce overall waste on campus and... Read more...
  • 2
    Field Trips to the Innovation Barn
    2 months agoopen1
    We could select a handful of days where a bus picks up select students from campus and drives to the Innovation barn. These students could then use what they learned to implement projects on campus. A... Read more...
  • 2
    Presentation to younger audience
    2 months agoopen1
    I would love to talk to my little sister's pre-k class about the importance of recycling and how to properly recycle. I would also like to do little activities with them where we make a DIY project fr... Read more...
  • 2
    Seminar in a public place
    2 months agoopen0
    I think a seminar in a public place (a park, etc.) that talks about the idea of a circular economy would be a good idea. At this seminar, it would show the benefits of a circular economy and also easy... Read more...
  • 2
    Getting the community involved
    2 months agoopen0
    This would be an event that happens at the Innovation Barn in which locals can learn about what a circular economy is and why it would benefit them. Then there would be actions that they can directly ... Read more...
  • 1
    Course on All4.Earth
    2 months agoopen0
    Create a course including 1) info about the circular economy, 2) info about what is specifically happening at the Innovation Barn and 3) how people can benefit (i.e. actions to take). I could help put... Read more...
  • 1
    Nonprofit partnerships
    2 months agoopen0
    Partner with local non-profit organizations or other like-minded institutions to create and support circular economy solutions on and off campus.
  • 1
    Internship Opportunities
    2 months agoopen0
    The school partner up with other businesses, non profit organizations that offers internships and hands on experience for students interested in pursuing a career in sustainability.
  • 1
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Projects
    2 months agoopen0
    I believe if there were projects created than individuals will fall in line in making sure they play their part whether it be keeping their plastic bottles to reuse them or having specific areas to co... Read more...
  • -1
    campaigning
    2 months agoopen0
    Launch marketing campaigns and social media initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of reducing waste in consumer products and highlight the positive impact of choosing eco friendly option... Read more...